Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm EST
In Canada, about 400,000 Canadians experience concussions every year. Consider that 10% of patients that sustain a concussion will develop post-concussion syndrome and of that group, 50% of those will have symptoms that last longer than three months. These statistics are staggering and speak to the need for post-concussion care, especially with recent research showing a connection between brain injury and an increased risk for Dementia.
About This Webinar
This case study will focus on a 50+ female patient presenting with whiplash-type symptoms following a slip and fall. The patient saw her family physician and was referred to a physiotherapy clinic. The patient presented at the clinic with a plethora of symptoms which appeared to be beyond those of a simple whiplash.
This comprehensive, case study focused webinar is best suited for clinicians working in physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, or similar allied health professions. Clinicians are welcome to join physiotherapist Brian Tomie as he discusses the biology, risk factors, assessment tools, and treatment approaches for concussion management.
About the Presenters
Brian Tomie – Physiotherapist
Brian Tomie graduated from Dalhousie University in 1981 with a Bachelors of Physical Education and was a graduate of the 1984 physiotherapy graduating class. Brian has practiced physiotherapy in the Bedford area since 1985 and was one of the first physiotherapists to introduce an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. He is a well-practiced acupuncturist and has received his certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada in 1988. He has studied many forms of patient care including, but not limited to: myofascial techniques, craniosacral therapy, manual therapy and TMJ treatment. Brian has sat on boards and committees from many community-based organizations including the Cobequid Multi-Service Center and the Cobequid Multi-Service Centre (CMSC) fundraising committee.
Ashlin Chamberlain – Physiotherapist
Ashlin completed her science degree from the Augustana Faculty at the University of Alberta in 2010 and went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012. Ashlin has completed post-graduate courses including a Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University, Bernard Tonks introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation, Medical Acupuncture, Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 3 Lower/Upper quadrants. Ashlin enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions at Sherwood Park Physiotherapy.
Kyle Dertinger – Physiotherapist
Kyle started his career with pt Health working as a Kinesiologist in 2009 after graduating with an honours degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. He furthered his education with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2013.
After graduating, Kyle has continued his education in the areas of manual therapy, acupuncture and concussion rehabilitation. He is trained in the use of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), cupping, and dry-needling. Kyle believes in creating individualized treatment plans to meet the specific needs of the patient.
Jonathan Reimer – Physiotherapist
For the past 20 years, Jonathan Reimer has focused on continuous learning. He has gained numerous advanced certifications, which enable him to treat his client’s in a manner that is most conducive to their individual needs. He was a longstanding member of the medical team treating both Canadian and International Olympic athletes from 2008-2014. He applies the knowledge and confidence he has developed into his daily clinical practice.
Government of Canada. (n.d.). Concussions, Retrieved from http://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/concussions.html
Green, M. (2018, April 18). New Study Explores Extent of Brain Injuries in Victims of Domestic Violence in Canada. The Star Vancouver, Retrieved from: http://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/04/18/new-study-explores-extent-of-brain-injuries-in-victims-of-domestic-violence-in-canada.html
Levy, S. (2014). Study: Concussions Lead to Increased Dementia Risk in Older Adults, Retrieved from: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/concussions-increase-dementia-risk-in-older-adults-102914#1
Passen Law Group (2017). New Study: Post-concussion Syndrome Can be Permanent, Retrieved from: http://www.passenlaw.com/new-study-post-concussion-syndrome-can-permanent/